Actress-turned-filmmaker Elizabeth Banks (‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ ‘Power Rangers’) is set to direct and produce a reboot of ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ with ‘Narcos’ creators Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard rewriting an earlier draft of the script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos (‘The Huntsman Winter’s War,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’).
A hit television series in the 1970s, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ centred around three female detectives (played by Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) who worked to solve cases for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie and his associate, Bosley. The show lasted five seasons.
McG directed a big screen outing of the franchise with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu playing the leads. The tongue-in-cheek action/comedy took in €243 million worldwide. A sequel, ‘Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle,’ arrived in 2003 grossing €238 million.
Banks will produce the reboot via her Universal-based banner, Brownstone, with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is pencilled in for a June 2019 release.